About Us

Our History, Mission, Vision, and Objectives

HISTORY

P2P was founded in 1999 in the City of Toronto by a group of concerned Ethiopian-Canadians with the commitment to reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS  and to raise awareness about the need for creating an organization that would take leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Some of the founding members include  Dr. Haregua Getu, Hezekiel Tasse and Gezahegn Gonete.

P2P was incorporated on August 9, 2000 under the name of People to People Aid Organization (Canada) Inc. Since its inception, P2P has been  undertaking a number of initiatives to break the silence around HIV/AIDS among members of African-Canadian communities  in Canada and provide care and support to those affected by the pandemic in Ethiopia. In addition to its focus on HIV/AIDS, P2P has broadened its objectives and has been working on other emerging health issues in Canada and Sub-Saharan Africa with particular focus on Ethiopia. In undertaking these objectives, P2P

  • engages in community mobilization and capacity building;
  • undertakes educational activities to foster awareness; and
  • partners and collaborates with governmental and non-governmental organizations that share its objectives.

P2P operates in Canada as well as in Sub-Saharan Africa with particular focus on Ethiopia.

MISSION

Our mission is to contribute to the fight against preventable diseases and address the full range of determinants of health (physical, social, economic, and cultural) affecting vulnerable communities  in Canada and Sub-Saharan Africa.

VISION

P2P Canada envisions a future where children and other vulnerable groups get the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life.

OBJECTIVES

The following are the key objectives under which P2P Canada currently operates.

  • To support efforts against the spread of HIV and other preventable diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • To play an active role in the fight against the spread of HIV in Canada with particular focus in the Ethiopian-Canadian community as well as other African-Canadian communities;
  • To support the care and treatment of those living with HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, with particular focus on Ethiopia;
  • To contribute to the amelioration of the living conditions of people affected by HIV/AIDS and orphaned children in Ethiopia as well as in Sub-Saharan Africa; and
  • To contribute to the development and implementation of preventive health care programs as well as the provision of health care services in Sub-Saharan Africa with particular focus on Ethiopia.
  • To play an active role in addressing issues related to mental health and other determinants of health (physical, social, economic, and cultural) among members of the Ethiopian-Canadian community as well as other African-Canadian communities in Canada and in Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on Ethiopia.
 

Documents

AGM Minutes